What Will Be the Hottest Christmas Toys of 2006?
By Noel Jameson
The hottest Christmas toys for 2006 will soon be hitting the shelves, and some are already on them. Remember the Furby, Tickle-Me Elmo, Beanie Babies and Cabbage Patch Kids? They were the hottest Christmas toys from past holidays.
Almost every holiday season, there are a few special toys that everyone wants for Christmas -- and no one can seem to find.
If you want to make sure you have the hottest Christmas toys of 2006 under your Christmas tree, you should start thinking about shopping for them now.
Unfortunately, there's a problem -- you don't yet know what they are!
Well, I have a special "heads up" on what the hot Christmas toys of the season may be, and I'm more than willing to share the info with you. (My friends and I at WowChristmasGifts.com and ChristmasRants.com have done really well at predicting the hottest Christmas toys for the past several years.)
For gamers with a big budget, the Sony PlayStation 3 is going to be number one on the wish list. Featuring Internet functions and the new blu-ray technology, PlayStation 3 is like no other gaming system ever on the market.
Just remember, while this is definitely going to be one of THE hottest Christmas toys of 2006, it is also going to be one of the most expensive. When the PlayStation is released this November, expect it to have a price tag of $500 to $600.
If you do have a gaming fan on your Christmas list but $500 is out of the question, you may want to look into Nintendo's Wii. At just $250, it's half the price of the PlayStation 3 and it is actually the very first game system ever to make it to Toys R Us's Hot Toy List for 2006.
It's not hard to see why the Wii is going to be one of the hottest Christmas toys of 2006. The remote-like controller allows players to swing it like a bat, sword or tennis racket to create a truly interactive game play environment.
We predict it is also going to be a big hit with people who are not traditionally gamers, because my of the games are not the standard type of games.
Remember when Tickle Me Elmo dolls couldn't stay on the shelves for more than a moment? Remember the long lines -- and the cat fights between parents?
Well, somehow Fischer Price has done it again with Elmo TMX!
Tickle Me Elmo TMX was just released this month and while parents aren't physically fighting over them this time around, the lines have been long, and the stores have been selling out as quickly as they can get them in.
You can read more about why we think Tickle Me Elmo TMX will be so popular here:
Since we still have a lot of time until Christmas,
it's only a sign of what's to come, and this may prove to be one of the top hottest Christmas toys this year.
Some Other Contenders
While the above three toys seem to be the most promising when it comes to the hottest Christmas toys this year, there are a few other names you should be keeping an eye on.
Some other toys that may grace the wish lists many include Webkinz, Dora's Talking Cash Register and the Pink Nitro Notebook by Vtech.
This year we expect there will be hot Christmas toys for every age group, from toddler to adult. By starting your Christmas shopping early, you'll be able to find the hottest Christmas toys more easily. Happy Christmas shopping!
Noel Jameson loves sharing tips, tricks and advice on how to make the Christmas season happier, more meaningful and less stressful. Check out her entertaining and impassioned blog, ChristmasRants.com
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